Have you ever set out to read the Bible from cover to cover?
Frequently, people with the best of intentions come to a screeching halt just […]
How SAD! Seasonal Affective Disorder and Self Care
When the days get shorter, I am reminded that the effects of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) aren’t far […]
I received a calendar reminder early this morning informing me Thanksgiving is one week away. I’ve got to tell you, I had the same reaction […]
I love Halloween.
Christmas and Easter are beautiful, meaningful celebrations in the Christian tradition. However, Halloween is probably my favorite holiday.
I’m not going to go into […]
Pilgrimage is likely too strong a word. Pilgrimage as a spiritual practice is generally more purposeful, perhaps to Jerusalem, or Mecca, or Rome. Turns out […]
As teachers and students head back to school, we could all use an extra measure of bravery. […]
It’s a familiar refrain at my house.
“Is it on the calendar?”
We say it when the kids tell us about a last minute school project or […]
Game of Thrones: And Now Our Watch Has Ended
After eight seasons, HBO’s Game of Thrones has come […]
I Want to Give You All a Gift—Hope in Book Form
Hope always seems in short supply. Today is no different. If I could I would […]
3 Revelations After Quitting Facebook
I’m off Facebook. It’s the right choice for me, but maybe for you […]
I’m traveling to northern Minnesota this weekend to officiate a wedding
for a college friend and […]
5 Thoughts After Easter Sunday
In keeping with Rabbi David Wolpe’s Insights on the Passover https://www.mpcappleton.org/blog-mike/3-insights-as-passover-begins/
that I shared on Friday, here are some thoughts for after […]
For our Jewish neighbors, the week of Passover begins tonight at sundown.
A few years back, Rabbi David Wolpe shared “3 Counter Intuitive Lessons from Passover” […]
In my pantheon of patron saints, among Sunday School teachers, seminary professors, family, church members, and passing strangers; you will find my Muslim college professor. […]